Now here’s a surprise – Capcom’s Bionic Commando – last seen in Marvel vs Capcom 2, we believe – is making a comeback on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The first person to link the headline to the game in question wins an awesome invisible prize.
The 1988 8-bit original was a neat run and gunner with a twist – the lead character had a metal arm that could latch onto objects. That feature is staying, only now there’s a storyline including terrorists, experimental weapons and a city wiped out after a radiation shockwave. The artwork on the official website seems to disappointingly err on the realistic side of things unlike the cartoony original. But look: Mike Patton, former lead singer of Faith No More is doing the voice for main character Nathan Spencer.
This arm of his can be used to climb buildings, swing through canyons, launch cars and other such objects into the air, and also swings a mean punch. So you can probably expect something that plays like a combination of the Spiderman and Incredible Hulk games.
Swedish-based GRIN – best known for the PC versions of Ghost Recon Advance Warfighter, and also for making the first ever game with â€˜pixel shaders’ – are developing, under the guidance of Capcom’s Japanese bods.